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Mukerji, Dhan Gopal, 1890-1936

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    • Dhan Gopal Mukerji, 1890-1936
    • Mukerdschi, Dhan Gopal, 1890-1936
    • Mukhopādhyāya, Dhana-gopāla, 1890-1936
    • Dhana-gopāla Mukhopādhyāya, 1890-1936
    • Mukherji, Dhan Gopal, 1890-1936
    • Muḳerzshi, Dkhan, 1890-1936
    • מוקערזשי, דכאן
    • מוקרדז׳, דהן גופל, 1936־1890
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        • found: Author's Rajani, c1916.
        • found: His The face of silence, 1985:CIP t.p. (Dhan Gopal Mukherji)
        • found: Khari un Ḳari, 1937:v. 2, cover t.p. (Dkhan Munkerzshi)
        • found: Wikipedia, July 28, 2015(Dhan Gopal Mukerji (Dhan Gōpāl Mukhōpādhyāy.) (6 July 1890-14 July 1936) was the first successful Indian man of letters in the United States and winner of Newbery Medal 1928. He studied at Duff School (now known as Scottish Church Collegiate School), and at Duff College, both within the University of Calcutta in India, at the University of Tokyo in Japan and at the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University in the US. Around 1916 he wrote Sandhya, Songs of Twilight and Rajani or Songs of the Night, two books of poems, and Laila Majnu, a musical play in three acts, all published by Paul Elder and Co. of San Francisco. Financial constraints and his political radicalism made him move on to Stanford University, from where he earned a graduate degree in metaphysics in 1914. Of his many children's books, Kari the Elephant was the first to see publication, in 1922, followed by Hari, the Jungle Lad two years later and Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon in 1927. Among Mukerji's writings for adults are A Son of Mother India Answers (1928) (partly in response to Katherine Mayo's Mother India), Devotional Passages from the Hindu Bible and Visit India with Me (1929), Disillusioned India (1930) and My Brother's Face (1932). Finally, in 1936, he hanged himself on 14 July, shortly after his forty-sixth birthday, in New York. Dhan Gopal Mukerji is probably the first popular Indian writer in English.)
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        • PS3525.U37
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        • 1980-04-11: new
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